New for 2020, the 2022 Honda CRF450R-S is based on the tried-and-true design of the current model and is sure to be a hit with customers. Even better, we’re selling it at a price that quickly makes it one of the best dirtbike deals.
Fans of such a setup will be pleased to learn that the CRF450R-S offers many advanced features, including our balanced dual exhaust. The Unicam engine, switchable engine modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control, and HRC Launch Control put this bike in the lead. If you pitch in, you will succeed, too.
Demand for 450cc motocross bikes has skyrocketed in recent years due to the sport’s extraordinary evolution in recent decades. Even though many cyclists care more about having the most cutting-edge technology without making significant sacrifices in performance, many purchasers put the price first. Honda offers two models, the CRF450R and the CRF450R-S, to accommodate the needs of different customers (based on the 2020 CRF450R chassis).
To keep the Unicam engine’s power pushing the bike and rider forward, the CRF450R-S features Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). It is the same racing chassis used by Ken Roczen of Team Honda HRC in 2020.
2022 Honda CRF450R-S Off-Road Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Next-Generation Aluminum Frame
The CRF450R-Next-Gen S’s twin-spar aluminum frame relocates the rear shock’s lower mounting position, frees more room in the air box, and reduces the bike’s center of gravity for better handling and faster acceleration. In addition to improving precision, traction, and feel in the steering, the frame’s form also contributes to the vehicle’s overall design.
Low-Mount Battery Box
Look at the 2022 CRF450R-S and find the location of the battery compartment. Positioning the engine low in the chassis reduces the vehicle’s overall center of gravity, which improves handling.
Dialed-In Suspension Settings
The S-specific suspension settings of the CRF450R were developed to work in tandem with the bike’s motor and frame. The overall performance and balance between the front and back are exceptional.
Showa Spring Fork
It is especially true of the CRF450R-front S’s suspension, where the 49mm Showa fork’s classic spring design improves precision, control, and the overall riding experience. The stiffness of the spring provides improved control and protection against bottoming out.
Unique to the CRF450R-S is a style of manufacturing that allows us to accurately regulate the swing arm’s flex, allowing it to work in concert with the chassis to provide you with increased rear traction and pinpoint cornering precision.
Twin-Muffler Exhaust System
The CRF450R-dual S’s exhaust system is compact, light, and situated low and near the bike’s center to lighten the bike’s rear end and increase the bike’s mass in the middle for superior handling. More power is available as a consequence of improved airflow.
HRC Launch Control
We’re talking about a one-of-a-kind ECU program here: with the single touch of a button, you can give yourself a massive advantage in the first turn by keeping the throttle wide open and releasing the clutch on your CRF450R-S. Your bike is now a precision instrument for executing holeshots!
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
Keep in mind the button on the handlebar is close to where the clutch is located. Honda Selectable Torque Control is an excellent feature available on your CRF450R-S. (HSTC). You may fine-tune your bike three ways, depending on the traction conditions.
Engine Mode Select Button
Adjust the engine’s power delivery character with the push of a thumb on this handlebar-mounted button. Select between Normal, Smooth, and Aggressive driving depending on the track’s state.
Special Rear Brake Pads
Brakes are needed for more than just stopping; they also help you position your bike for turns and jumps. The brake pads on the 2022 CRF450R-S are a game-changer because of their long lifespan and superior stopping power.
260mm Front Brake
The CRF450R-S has a sizeable front brake disc with a staggering 260mm in diameter. Excellent braking feel and a gradually easing pattern are yours to enjoy. Front and rear brake disc protectors are supplied.
Titanium Fuel Tank
The CRF450R-fuel S has a titanium tank to reduce weight and increase performance. It has the same storage capacity as our previous plastic container but is lighter and more sturdy. More space may be used, and the primary fuel source can be concentrated in this manner.
Kick-starting? In this case, no. It’s possible if you’re competing in the ancient division. We may have our technicians remove the Kickstarter entirely to reduce the weight of the CRF450R-S. Electric starters and lithium-ion batteries have improved to the point where they may be safely installed on a bike like this without sacrificing weight or reliability. A CRF450R-S is built for competition and victory.
449cc Unicam Engine
Honda’s Unicam cylinder head combines single and double overhead cams, bringing together the best of both worlds. Compared to a dual-overhead-camshaft motor, the engine produced by this design is smaller in size and weight while potentially having a narrower included valve angle. It flattens the combustion chamber to facilitate a high compression ratio and a better spread of the ignited flame. Due to the reduced need for space on the top of the engine, the camshaft may be installed lower in the cylinder head, making for a more compact and balanced power plant.
Titanium Intake Valves
To minimize the height of the engine as a whole, lighter titanium intake valves and smaller valve springs have been used.
Downdraft Fuel Injection
The CRF450R-S has a downdraft intake tract and the FI body to help increase power and fine-tune fuel metering. It aids the CRF450R-explosive S’s potency and massive torque, especially in the first 100 feet of the race before the first turn.
Double-Spray Injector Settings
At the beginning and end of each intake stroke, the CRF450R-fuel-injection S’s system sprays. It improves atomization without the added complexity and weight of a second injector. Better fuel atomization means greater power in the midrange and on overrev, and you’ll feel it the first time you race.
Dunlop MX3S Tires
Dunlop’s “block-on-block” design methodology resulted in tires for the CRF450R-MX3S S with an excellent feel and a perfect fit for the frame and suspension.
Cylinder Head Layout
The CRF450R-S has our finger-follower rocker design. The Unicam cylinder head, among the most effective in the MX world, has the design and performance of the double-overhead-cam layout but the compactness of a solo overhead-cam design.
13:5:1 Compression Ratio
One of the reasons for the CRF450R-incredible S’s 13.5:1 compression increase is a redesigned squish region. An improvement in the efficiency of combustion results in more thrust.
“In Mold” Graphics
You will spend a lot of time in the victory circle, so make sure you look your best. In 2022, the CRF450R-S will have you covered. The high quality of our “in mold” graphics is always maintained.
Regarding protecting the underneath of the frame and the engine, racers can’t beat the compact protection offered by a factory skid plate.
The aluminum Renthal Fat bar features a curvature that makes it superior to the straight Honda “CR” bar. I guarantee that you will find it to be delightful.
Those black DID Dirt Star wheels won’t increase your speed, but they’ll make your car seem great.
Flat Seat/Tank Junction
The CRF450R-S has a titanium gasoline tank flush with the bike’s flat seat/tank junction. Better ergonomics make it easier to pedal forward and backward, giving the rider more command.
2022 Honda CRF450R-S Off-Road Motorcycle – Price
The new 2022 Honda CRF450R-S Off-Road Motorcycle is available at $8,599 only.
2022 Honda CRF450R-S Off-Road Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Type||449.7cc liquid-cooled 10º single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Valve Train||Unicam® OHC, four-valve; 38 mm intake, titanium; 31 mm exhaust, steel|
|Bore x Stroke||96.0 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Induction||Programmed fuel-injection system (PGM-FI); 46 mm throttle bore|
|Starter||Push-button electric starter|
|Transmission||Constant-mesh 5-speed return; manual|
|Clutch||Multiplate wet (6 springs)|
|Final Drive||#520 chain; 13T/49T|
|Front||49 mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork w/ 12.0 in. travel|
|Rear||Pro-Link system; fully adjustable Showa single shock w/ 12.4 in. wheel travel|
|Front||2-piston caliper (30 mm, 27 mm) hydraulic; single 260 mm disc|
|Rear||1-piston caliper hydraulic; single 240 mm disc|
|Front||Dunlop Geomax MX3S 80/100-21 w/ tube|
|Rear||Dunlop Geomax MX3S 120/80-19 w/ tube|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||27°22’|
|Trail||116 mm (4.6 in.)|
|Ground Clearance||12.9 in.|
|Seat Height||37.8 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||1.66 gal.|
|Curb Weight||247 lbs.|